Sunday, 10 December 2017

Rural over-development.

snow, little clacton, clacton on sea, essex, photographer, derek anson,

Yet more development in Little Clacton.

This is possibly the last winter that this beautiful view across snow covered fields will be available for people to enjoy as yet another farm that has been bought by a local developer has been earmarked (the plans have now been passed by the local authority) for development into a housing estate in the new year.

Monday, 20 November 2017


Leica Typ 262 + 50mm f2 Summicron. I've just ditch Adobe CC as I feel I spent a lot of money on Photoshop CS5 and couldn't see the sense in paying another £10.10p a month for Photoshop CC, so I'm trying out Affinity Photo for a while to see how it compares. The above image was edited in Affinity Photo.

Saturday, 12 August 2017

60163 Tornado

The Walton Pier Express aka 60163 Tornado steaming past Weeley village on it's journey to Walton on the Naze for the day.

Follow the link 60163 Tornado to find out more about this beautiful steam train and the work that has gone into putting her on the tracks.

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Before and after photo manipulation

clacton on sea, the towers, photoshop manipulation, derek anson, photographer, essex, colour image, sea front,
The Towers - Before

clacton on sea, the towers, photoshop manipulation, derek anson, photographer, essex, black and white, monochrome,

The Towers - After

The Towers at Clacton on Sea, a 'before and after' the scenario of what if The Towers were just left to the elements, an exercise to brush up on my photo editing skills.

Monday, 26 June 2017

Eden Grey poster.

Film Poster for "Eden Grey"

It was great to be a part of the new film "Eden Grey" written and directed by Tyrone Samuels.

Friday, 9 June 2017

Batemans Tower before the storm.

Batemans Tower, seaside, Derek Anson, essex, photographer, photography,storm clouds, railings, beach huts, Batemans Tower before the storm,

Batemans Tower moments before the storm arrived.
I know Bateman's Tower has been photographed to death but I could not resist the incoming tide and stormy sky. Leica M (Typ 262) + 50mm Summicron
Raw converter + contrast + sharpening + monochrome = Aperture.
White border - Photoshop.

Monday, 15 May 2017

Last Image - Kidby Nurseries.

Delta 400, Hasselblad 503cx, Carl Zeiss 50mm f.4 Distagon lens, Canadian Film Lab, Aperture, Kidby Nurseries, rural decline, Essex, Derek Anson,

This is the last image taken by me of Kidby Nurseries and is the last in the series.
The gentleman seen in the image is the current owner, the nurseries have been in the same family for over one hundred years and is now awaiting development into a small housing estate.
Taken on Delta 400 black and white film with Hasselblad 503cx + Carl Zeiss 50mm f.4 Distagon lens, developed and scanned by Canadian Film Lab, contrast adjustment and cropping in Aperture.